Adult Speech Pathology

Adults may experience difficulties with speech for several reasons and the effects may be quite debilitating.

Adult Speech Therapy

Peninsula Speech Plus Speech Pathologists are trained to treat all areas of communication and swallowing. We are committed to ongoing professional development and remain up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in this field.

We help –

  • People with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
  • People concerned about their speech clarity and/or accent
  • Adults with voice disorders
  • Adults who stutter
  • Support communication in adults with hearing loss
  • Adults and Aged Care facility residents with speech, language or swallowing difficulties
  • Support Adults needing speech, language and/or eating/swallowing support following acquired brain injury (e.g. stroke, head injury)

We are able to provide full assessments and plans to optimise communication and swallowing for all clients, as well as offer individual or group therapy options.

Hearing Loss

Loss of hearing is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults.

Approximately one in three people over the age of 65 experience hearing loss. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, respond to warnings and/or hear doorbells and alarms.

It makes it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family and communicate basic needs and wants effectively. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous. We offer aural rehabilitation services in the home and aged care residences. This includes hearing aid maintenance, communication strategies and environmental modifications to maximise effective communication, client wellbeing and quality of life.

 

Specialised Services

These are some of our specialised services that we offer

 

Communication Partner Training

Available as an individual or group service for family members, carers or residential staff experiencing difficulty understanding or communicating with adults with speech/language deficits.

Meal Time Assistance

We assess and individualise recommendations for mealtime support and feeding techniques for people with a disability who experience swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) to support the provision of safe and enjoyable mealtimes.

Voice Care

Voice care and therapy is an area of special interest for several of our therapists. We work closely with local Ear Nose and Throat surgeons to support anyone experiencing ongoing difficulties with their voice. We also offer on and offsite workshops for professional voice users such as teachers, who are dependent on maintaining vocal fitness for their livelihood. Workshops can be customised according to the needs of each client group.

Videofluoroscopy

Swallow x-rays are performed on referral and conducted in a local hospital setting. We work closely with the client’s General Practitioner, Family and relevant specialists to ameliorate swallow dysfunction and optimise safe swallowing for our clients.

In-Servicing and Education

Education and support in all aspects of communication and swallowing for family, carers and staff groups caring for the elderly

Aged Care Services

We offer assessment and on-going management of speech, language and swallowing for clients at home and in aged care facilities.

Eligible clients can access services through their Home Care Package via client directed care.

Swallowing Assessment

We provide onsite visits to aged care facilities to screen and review swallow function in residents. Suitable for groups of aged care facility residents. We provide visiting support to update staff on the food and fluid consistencies required by residents.

We are registered providers with Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Transport Accident Commission. All therapists working with adults are registered with iPRO Live having met the compliance standards for eligibility to provide contractor services to aged care facilities.

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